Residents speak up
Several village residents asked about possible solutions to the problem and were glad to see the senator come out, despite the lack of any concrete solution.
Holly Gregg asked about getting unions involved. DeFrancisco said that could not take place because "they're all private now."
Another resident asked about eliminating tolls. DeFrancisco said that, too, was out of the question.
One resident asked Police Chief Perkins if there was any way to determine the volume of trucks coming through the village.
Town Supervisor Phil Tierney and Mayor Bob Green both thanked the senator publicly.
"It's nice to see our representatives not brush us off when we come to them with something," Green said. "Thank you so much for listening to our concerns."
"I'm very impressed with the senator's words and am very optimistic about his solutions," Tierney said.
About 280 trucks travel to the Seneca Medows landfill in Waterloo everyday. 100 trucks of that fleet come from the downstate area including New York City and Rockland County. While no number was given for the number of trucks in the village on one day, one resident said in one day that she counted 19 trucks pass through the village. Two garbage trucks passed through the village during the senator's report.